The rude and funny name of this Doncaster street is helping to boost house prices
House prices in a Doncaster street with a rude and funny name are being boosted by its unusual monicker, property experts have said.
Regulated property buyers GoodMove has analysed funny street names in the UK to reveal how they affect house prices compared with other streets in the same postcode area.
And Backside Lane in Warmsworth was one of those that have had a positive impact.
Based on the percentage difference between them and other houses in the same postcode, Backside Lane saw a 51% boost.
It also found there was a 96% positive difference in house prices between Twatling Road in Birmingham and other house prices in the area.
Using data from Gov.UK1, GoodMove analysed funny street names up and down the country to reveal which ones have positively and negatively affected house prices, compared with other streets in the same postcode area.
Looking at the research, the ten funniest street names that have the biggest positive impact on house prices, based on the percentage difference between them and other houses in the same postcode, are:
Twatling Road, Birmingham, B45 (96%)
Willey Lane, Nottingham, NG16 (88%)
Dumb Woman’s Lane, Tunbridge Wells, TN31 (80%)
Backside Lane, Doncaster, DN4 (51%)
Hornyold Road, Worcester, WR14 (50%)
Cock-A-Dobby, Guildford, GU47 (42%)
World’s End Road, Birmingham, B20 (32%)
All Alone Road, Bradford, BD10 (26%)
Spanker Lane, Derbyshire, DE56 (22%)
Turkey Cock Lane, Colchester, CO3 (19%)
But while some humorous street names have positively impacted house prices, the same can’t be said for others.
Looking at the research, the ten funniest street names that have the biggest negative impact on house prices, based on the percentage difference between them and other houses in the same postcode, are:
Goosebutt Street, Sheffield, S62 (89%)
Butt Close Lane, Leicester, LE1 (53%)
Cumming Street, London, N1 (45%)
Hooker Road, Norwich, NR7 (38%)
Fanny Hands Lane, Lincoln, LN8 (36%)
Christmas Pie Avenue, Guildford, GU3 (36%)
Hardon Road, Wolverhampton, WV4 (34%)
The Knob, Oxford, OX17 (33%)
Minge Lane, Worcester, WR8 (33%)
Cockshoot Close, Oxford, OX29 (21%)
Commenting on the research, Nima Ghasri, Director at GoodMove said: “It’s shocking to see how much house prices can be impacted due to the street name they are on compared to other house prices in the area.”